Votorantim Cimentos Turkey history

1973Yibitaş (Yozgat Workers Union) Company was founded
1976The cement mill became operational
19781600 tons / day clinker production capacity of the preheater, rotary kiln-dry system was commissioned
1992Yibitaş Yozgat cement plant's main partners purchased Sivas and Çorum plants and Hasanoğlan and Nevşehir GSs were founded
1994Partnership with Lafarge
1995Samsun grinding plant became operational
2007Hasanoğlan grinding mill became clinker plant
2009The company was sold to the Portuguese company Cimpor
2012The Brazilian company Votorantim Cimentos entered in the Turkish cement market by acquiring Cimpor Yibitaş
2017Opening of the new cement plant in Sivas
2019Hasanoğlan cement plant is the first one in Turkey to get the permit for a 100% of thermal substitution with non-hazardous wastes approved by Turkish Republic Ministry of Environment and Urbanization.

Votorantim Cimentos history

In 1918, a textile factory located in São Paulo (Brazil), was the origin of a business that would later become one of the largest private business holdings in Latin America: Votorantim S.A.

Votorantim Cimentos was founded in 1933 with 100% Brazilian capital, and three years later inaugurated the first cement factory in Saint Helena.

In 2001, the company began its international expansion phase in the USA and Canada, which will continue in 2007 in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile and Uruguay. In 2012, operations begin in Turkey, Tunisia, Morocco, Spain, India and China and today it is present in 11 countries.